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Psychological Support Hub

A support service for frontline workers, their families, care home workers and military support personnel.

The School of Psychology and School of Community Health and Midwifery are working together to offer a free online Psychological Support Hub for frontline workers and their families, those connected to care homes and those in the military, who are providing support in the national effort against COVID-19. The service will operate using video conferencing, where you can speak to a member of the support hub team. There are two parts to what the Psychological Support Hub can potentially offer.

Structure of support

Tier 1: Maximising your resources

This level of support will include four individual video-conference sessions, each lasting around one hour. The support team member will explore some relaxation techniques with you, ways to enhance coping, suggestions for improving sleep patterns (if relevant) and using what resources you already have. The last session will be a review where you can feedback on what you have found helpful and recap on anything that has been covered. The sessions can be twice a week but will not be any more often than that. This will allow for some practice and reflection on anything that has been explored.

Further information

Contacts

Professor Jane L. Ireland: Online Support Hub Clinical Lead for School of Psychology and Lead for frontline workers and their families JLIreland1@uclan.ac.uk

Dr Gillian Rayner: Online Support Hub Clinical Lead for School of Community Health and Midwifery and Lead for frontline workers and their families GRayner@uclan.ac.uk

Dr Carol Ireland, School of Psychology: Lead for care homes CAIreland@uclan.ac.uk

Dr Michael Lewis, School of Psychology: Lead for uniformed services MLewis9@uclan.ac.uk